The Latino Action Network is a grassroots organization composed of individuals and organizations that are committed to engaging in collective action at the local, state and national levels in order to advance the equitable inclusion of the diverse Latino communities in all aspects of United States society.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

LAN FYI - Future Latino Leaders Law Camp

Future Latino Leaders Law Camp
July 13-21, 2013 in Washington, DC

2013 Application Process Opens December 1, 2012. Create a User ID and password to access the online application.

The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp is a nine-day program held by the HNBF in Washington, DC and provides up to 30 Latino high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. Established by the HNBF in 2005, the Law Camp offers students the chance to come to DC and learn more about the college application process, meet influential Latino leaders, and tour national monuments and various government agencies.

The Law Camp is offered cost-free! However, there is a non-refundable application fee of $50 (fee waivers are granted based on demonstrated need--download form here) and the cost of transportation to and from DC may be required. The HNBF is committed to working with accepted applicants and their families to ensure their ability to attend. Please do not allow the cost of transportation deter you from applying.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Latino high school students who are interested in law to travel to Washington and connect with their peers from across the country as well as meet other successful Latinos. View the map to see what cities our Law Camp students have represented.


In order to apply and participate, you must meet the following criteria:

Be a high school student entering your sophomore, junior, or senior year, or be a recent graduate in the summer of 2013

Have an interest in learning about law school and becoming a lawyer

Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be a legal U.S. visitor with a valid visa and passport

Have a demonstrated interest in helping your community and building your leadership skills


"The best part about the Law Camp was the people. The students, the presenters, and the staff made the camp one of the most amazing weeks of my life. Hearing the success stories of people from similar backgrounds as me has inspired me, and showed me that the legal field is an amazing place for Hispanic people." L. Alvarez, 17

"[The Law Camp] changed my mind completely about entering college. At first I wasn't sure about going to college but now I am and I will go to college." J. Lopez, 16

"I am really interested in pursuing criminal law and political science after hearing the success stories of so many Latinos who overcame impossible odds." J. Guillen, 16

"[The Law Camp] has helped me develop many skills that will be useful. The Camp has definitely convinced me that I want to become a lawyer." A. Rosario, 16

For more information, please visit the HNBF website at:

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